Chromatophobia Exposure Therapy: Fat Girls Wearing Cobalt Blue

Spring is upon us, and we will soon run out of excuses to wear our black-on-grey-on-black outfits. A lot of bigger gals shy away from bright colors for two reasons:

  1. We are ashamed of our bodies and don’t want to draw attention to them, and
  2. We just can’t find cute clothes in bright colors (society’s silent legitimizing of the first reason).

Well, this week I would like us all to open ourselves up to a new color possibility: Cobalt blue. This ain’t no navy, folks, nor is it a pastel. It is ultra-blue. BLUE. Check it out:

Now that’s BLUE.

Let’s start with bottoms. Most of us stick to neutral bottoms, jeans and the like. We get a lot of flack for wearing leggings (even I was in the “leggings aren’t pants” category for a while). However, I have changed my tune because I SHOULD BE ABLE TO WEAR WHAT I WANT. Not everyone agrees. Beware, I am ’bout to post things I’ve found in the comments sections of various websites:

ye certain clothes look better on a certain shape, leggings also would not suit the bigger girl, depending on your height i think, anyone between 5foot and 5″5 anythin from size 6-12 is perfect. and taller can pull of the 14 anyone ouve them brackets is bordering on overweight alright. some big girls like certain clothes that would defo do nothing for them ye sure they might be fashionable clothes but would just look dreadful on them.

The idea that tight bottoms are inappropriate for fat people is classic fat shaming. I am 100% sure that the following leggings would look slammin’ on just about every gal I know:

If you wanted something a bit more substantial then leggings, you could go for skinny jeans:

If you’re feeling extra-sessy, consider a pencil skirt:

Cobalt is an ass-celebration color! In fact, it’s a celebration color, period. This bright blue can make you stand out at shindigs, rather than blending you into the background shadows.  Of course, not everyone thinks we should wear cute dresses:

they don’t think they are fat lol
they think its okay to show off their bodies even if the rest of us don’t want to look at their cellulite and fat rolls
they want to dress like other girls- when really you should dress to flatter your body
Ugh, what a douche. Guess what? I have big thighs. Guess what else? I have a less-than-flat stomach. If I want to wear a short dress with a small waist, I will do so and receive tons of compliments from my friends and loved ones who aren’t shallow and insecure. Here’s a douche-antidote:

It’s not quite warm yet up here in Seattle, so we still need jackets. You know what we need more? Blue, ruffly jackets:

If you aren’t quite sold yet, let me show you MY chevron cobalt legging realness:

ONE MORE BONUS DRESS:

Stay tuned for future informal chromatophobia therapy sessions. Want to see a color featured? Shoot me an email or leave a comment!

3 thoughts on “Chromatophobia Exposure Therapy: Fat Girls Wearing Cobalt Blue

  1. Oh how I wish I could look as good as your pics. I love colour, but I always shy away from colour on bottom especially. I have a pair of super skinny almost electric purple jeans that I never wear. Plus I can’t walk in heels, which is what I would rather wear with said skinny jeans. I love this writing. Keep up the great work ladies!

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    • I bet you’d look awesome in those purple jeans! Something I am really interested in doing is a bimonthly round up of readers and REAL women wearing something new/daring that they wouldn’t normally try. Something like “real women expanding their fashion comfort zones”. It could be a round-up of selfies or photos taken by friends/family. I’d love to see those purple jeans!

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      • I think that’s an awesome idea!! Yeah, I stay pretty firmly entrenched in my comfort zone. Though I must have been feeling a bit daring when I bought them. LOL. Dang, I guess I gotta dig them out. I hope this winter’s weight hasn’t put me over the top for them. haha.

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